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How to customize individual posts with sections without messing up templates

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markland    2
markland

I'm trying to get all fancy and convert a current post by swapping out the main content with an array of iBoxes, media boxes, etc.

However, each time I try to do this, no matter how consistently I think I'm checking "section options: local" it seems to affect all posts.

 

Is there a way to simply lock down all DMS formatting pages on a single page so that it doesn't impact the rest of the site?

 

(if there is an exisiting tutorial on this, feel free to steer me there).

 

Thanks!

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Danny    1,327
Danny

HI,

 

The Post local option allows you to configure the sections individually on a per post basis. However, if you remove a section or add a section to a post, these changes will be universal throughout all the site.

So unfortunately, it is not currently possible to have one section display on one post and not on others.


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markland    2
markland

Wow. I was afraid of this.

 

Well, then, consider this a major feature request. Seems to really limit the full potential of DMS.

 

Thanks for the reply!

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markland    2
markland

Wait - I could create custom templates though, right?

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Frederic    3
Frederic

Hi markland

 

Also rised that issue and I am very interested to find an answer to that

Yes, apart from a few bugs, DMS is really great and not being able to assign templetes to posts is like a residue of old paradigm into a brand new world ...

 

I'll post here if I find and answer - kindly let me know if you do.

 

I am learning and heard about custom classes but have no idea how that works.

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markland    2
markland

Surprising especially since Pagelines Framework does allow this, more or less.

 

But thanks!

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James B    436
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Hi there, the framework used to have the options to hide sections on a single post/blog template. So you could add everything then hide/display according to what was needed on the page etc. DMS doesn't have this option inbuilt, I would imagine this decision was made to make the admin panel as uncomplicated as possible etc.

 

You can still hide/display per post using css, but obviously this will need to be done for each section on each page you want to affect.

 

Would you like us to log in the tracker the request for the hide/display options to be added to DMS?


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Frederic    3
Frederic

Hi James,

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

I am not sure if what you describe comes close to that but I would definitely love to be able to assign different templates to posts.

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James B    436
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Logged in the tracker :-)


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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Frederic    3
Frederic

Thanks. :-)

 

Any chance it will come up with DMS 1. or will we have to get it with 2.0?

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greenfly    230
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you can follow this on GitHub here https://github.com/pagelines/DMS/issues/601 


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